Term Definition
Bluster [v] to talk or act noisy and threatening way;to blow in stormy gust
Bluster [n] speech that is loud and threatening
Commentary [n] a series of notes clarifying or explaining something ; an expression of opinion
Eerie [adj] causing fear because of strangeness; weird , mysterious
Fidelity [n] the state of being faithful ; accuracy in details ,exactness
Headstrong [adj] willful, stubburn
Pacify [v] to make peaceful or calm ; to soothe
Ravenous [adj] greedy; very hungry ; eager for satisfaction
Refute [v] to prove incorrect
Remorse [n] deep and painful regret for one's past misdeeds;pangs of conscience
Synopsis [n] a brief statement giving a general view of some subject, book , etc.; a summary
Acute [adj] with a sharp point; keen and alert; sharp and severe; rising quickly to a high point and lasting for a short time
Bungle [v] to act or work clumsily and awkwardly; to ruin something through clumsiness
Duration [n] the length of time that something continues or lasts
Facet [n] one aspect or side of a subject or problem; one of the cut surfaces of a gem
Fray [n] a brawl, a noisy quarrel;
Fray [v] to wear away by rubbing; make ragged or worn; to strain, irritate
Inhabitant [n] one living permanently in a given place
Numb [adj] having lost the power of feeling or movement
Numb [v] to dull the feelings of; to cause to lose feeling
Setback [n] something that interferes with progress; a disappointment,unexpected loss or defeat ; a step-like recession in a wall
Smug [adj] overly self-satisfied , self-righteous
Tarry [v] to delay leaving ; to linger , wait ; to remain or stay for a while
Vocab Unit 5

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